Arsenal unsure of Gabriel Jesus deal following City’s valuation

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Arsenal unsure on transfer after Gabriel Jesus was valued for £55m by Manchester City.

Arsenal are now in doubt to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus after the forward was valued around 55 million pounds.

The Gunners are in the transfer market to sign a striker and have pointed out the Brazilian as an option.

An initial contact has been made by the two Premier League club but Sportscliffs understand that Arsenal are not ready to pay that sum for a player who have a year left on his contract.

Manchester City managaer Pep Guardiola would prefer to keep Jesus but will not stand in the striker’s way if he wants to leave the Etihad club.

Jesus has started 20 Premier League games this season and has previously hinted at his frustration at not being more regularly involved.

Jesus’ agent Marcelo Pettinati confirmed to the Guardian last week that talks had taken place and “we like the project” but also that there were six clubs in the frame.

Arsenal have lost twice in the Premier League to Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United as their hope of qualifying for next season Champions League has been in shambles.

That will make a deal for Jesus harder to pull off, although not impossible.

Arsenal will wait to see what European competition they qualify for this weekend before deciding their next move but Sportscliffs also understands that Arsenal did not expect to finish in the top four this season and therefore their long-term budgeting has not been significantly affected by the recent slump.

Whether they pursue a deal for Jesus remains to be seen. Head coach Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of the player having worked with him at City but Arsenal are looking at other options including Paulo Dybala, who will leave Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Arsenal will play Everton in the last game of the Premier League, if they get a win the Gunners will pray for Norwich to defeat Tottenham.

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